The Bears Den: April 26, 2011

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...where we may just go over bigger than Mary Tyler Moore.

Goodell to join fans via videoconference | ChicagoBears.com NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will join fans via video conferencing for a Q-and-A seminar at Saturday's Bears Expo at Soldier Field.

Dareus, Fairley top loaded d-line class | ChicagoBears.com Auburn's Nick Fairley is one of three defensive tackles who's expected to be selected in the first half of the first round of the draft.

Peterson has elite athleticism, size | ChicagoBears.com LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson is an explosive playmaker who could make an immediate impact on both defense and special teams as an NFL rookie.

Follow WCG on Twitter. It's a cleansing moment of clarity.

People.com | Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Are Engaged Jennifer Garcia:Former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari got one sweet surprise while on vacation in Mexico with her NFL beau Jay Cutler.

 Lockout lifted? (Helmet tip to Kev H.)

ProFootballWeekly.com - NFLPA tells players to show to work Tuesday Following Judge Susan Nelson's ruling to end the lockout, former players union members sent out an e-mail Monday night telling its players to report to work on Tuesday morning, PFW has learned. Steelers' Clark: Players planning to report to work tomorrow morning | post-gazette.com

Judge orders end of NFL lockout - chicagotribune.com Sam Farmer: NFL players saw the labor fight tip in their favor Monday as a federal judge ordered the league to end its lockout.

Is Baylor's Danny Watkins too old for Bears? | ChicagoBears.com Larry discusses if the Bears would opt not to draft Danny Watkins because of his age, picking players with questionable character and if as many as five quarterbacks could be chosen in the first round.

Redskins' Hall relives 4-pick game vs. 'clown' Cutler - chicagotribune.com Brad Biggs: The feud is still on for Jay Cutler and DeAngelo Hall -- at least from Hall's perspective.

Bears' Gould could cash in on new rules - Chicago Breaking Sports Brad Biggs: New special teams rules adopted by the NFL at the owners meeting last month will not help the Chicago Bears.

Mullin's 2011 draft capsules: Linebacker | CSN Bears Insider The Bears have Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher in their defense but the 'other' linebacker spot is less distinguished. John Mullin takes a look at the position, could Illini's Martez Wilson be a good fit?

Draft could close gap between Bears, Packers CSNChicago.com's John Mullin says the gap between the Bears and the Super Bowl champion Packers can be reduced to seven points. But if the Bears are going to close that gap they need to have a strong draft.

Bears Solutions for NFC North on Draft Day | NBC Chicago | Grizzly Detail Maggie Hendricks: The Bears aren't the only team with draft needs. Here's what to hope will happen on draft day for NFC North foes.

Bears draft positional analysis: LB - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago Michael Wright continues to preview the draft with a look at linebackers.

Lockout'11: If free agency is imminent... - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: As you no doubt have heard by now, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson has ordered an end to the NFL's owner-imposed lockout.

Blog Network mock: Hello, Andy Dalton - NFC North Blog - ESPN Kevin Seifert: ESPN.com's third annual Blog Network mock draft.

New world order: Draft before Free Agency | National Football Post Andrew Brandt: For first time, the sequence changes.

Taking a hog early is the way to go | National Football PostmDan Pompei; It's safe, smart, and beats trying to develop a late-round pick.

The NFP top 100 | National Football Post Wes Bunting: Who made the NFP’s final cut as we look over the top 100 prospects?

Watch the #Canucks Twitter feed explode as Game 6 ends - ChicagoNow Sports The "giant waterfall of sorrow."

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